Christians are being forced to convert to Islam and are living dangerous lives in Islamic State-controlled Iraq. For many Christians, the choices are to convert to Islam or face death.
Mayada Abdul Rhani recalled to CBS News how she and her fled the town of Mosul in Iraq after the ISIS/ISIL terrorist group overran the city and the neighboring villages.
Rhani said, "They recruit and train kids like mine to behead people. How could I ever live with those people? It was difficult to live with them before ISIS, now it's impossible."
Now Rhani has joined thousands of other Christians living in the village of Alqosh that is still under the Iraqi government. Alqosh is a Christian village founded in the 7th century and home to the Saint Hormizd monastery, which was carved out of the mountainside.
Father Gazwan Baho said the Christian refugees also felt betrayed by Muslim neighbors they had known generations who have openly supported the ISIS/ISISL jihadist, also known in the region as Daesh
Baho told CBS News, "Many of them were supporting Daesh. So we know that Daesh will go away from Iraq, maybe not this year, but the next, but the mentality of Daesh will remain in Mosul."
This reality has affected the Christian refugees that most have promised never to return to their hometowns even if the ISIS/ISIL are defeated. For many of them, Iraq is no longer their home.
Meanwhile, a German journalist who was embedded with the Islamic terrorist and spent 10 days with the jihadists revealed that the group is planning a nuclear holocaust to wipe the west off the face of the Earth.
The Daily Mail said the ISIS/ISIL terror group allowed Jürgen Todenhöfer to spend 10 days with them because he is known for his high-profile criticism of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Todenhöfer revealed that the Islamic jihadists are planning to launch a 'nuclear tsunami' against the west and all those that opposes them to establish an Islamic caliphate.
Todenhöfer made the revelations in his new book 'Inside IS - Ten Days In The Islamic State'.
Todenhöfer said, "Of course I'd seen the terrible, brutal beheading videos and it was of course after seeing this in the last few months that caused me the greatest concern in my negotiations to ensure how I can avoid this. Anyway, I made my will before I left.
"People there live in shellholes, in barracks, in bombed-out houses. I slept on the floor, if I was lucky on a plastic mattress. I had a suitcase and a backpack, a sleeping bag."